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Statement from Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, on the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel Final Report

29 January 2020

“Telefilm Canada congratulates Ms. Janet Yale and the members of the panel on this important work. Today’s recommendations are the culmination of a great amount of effort and conversations, and they seek to give Canadian content creators modernized tools to face the future.

“Telefilm has supported the development of Canada’s screen-based industry for over 50 years. We look forward to discussing the proposed recommendations with our clients, partners, and industry stakeholders, as well as to sharing our views with Minister Guilbeault and Canadian Heritage, and to working hand-in-hand on the next steps.”


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